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Research Associate in Public Health & Policy

Department: Department for Health
Group: Tobacco Control Research Group
Job Ref: MS5741
Salary: Starting from £32,548, rising to £38,833
Contract: Temp for 6 months (possible extention dependant on funding)

Closing date: 22nd April 2018

The University of Bath tobacco research group are seeking a dynamic team-player with excellent communication skills and an interest in corporate power and influence to join our highly successful research group, a WHO Collaborating Centre.

Anticipated work might include:
Contributing to the development of a model of the commercial determinants of health.
Initiating and implementing a project exploring in-country experience of the most effective means of addressing and countering corporate influence on policy.
Undertaking relevant literature reviews, documentary and investigative research on corporate policy influence.

Successful candidates will be able to shape the research project(s) and, if appropriate, develop alternative projects. Experience in undertaking and analysing stakeholder interviews and writing research papers is essential. Experience in working with policy-makers and advocates and undertaking documentary or investigative research is desirable. Candidates must be willing to travel.

The post would particularly suit those with a background in public health, sociology, political science or social policy.

You will need to submit two examples of written work (preferably peer reviewed papers) with your application.

For an informal discussion regarding this position please contact Anna Gilmore ( or Cathy Flower (

For more information about this position & to apply click here.

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